2018 Annual Symposium for Pilgrimage Studies

Sept. 14-16th

William & Mary
Williamsburg, VA

Preliminary Program now available (pdf)

2018 Annual Symposium for Pilgrimage Studies is now accepting abstracts/papers for submissions for "Pilgrimage in the Academy".  Check the links on the left for the Call for Abstracts, Abstract Submission Form and Registration for this year's Symposium.  Highlights for this year include: 

  • Friday, Public Lecture by Rebecca Bloom, University of Michigan, presenting her work on the project "Hyecho's Journey" (video), which examines the different ways the story of the extraordinary journey undertaken by the young Buddhist, Hyecho, in the year 721 is expressed.   
  • Saturday, Craig Kocher, University Chaplain and Jessie Ball duPont Chair of the Chaplaincy at the University of Richmond will share his insights into The Pilgrimage Program through the Office of the Chaplaincy at the University of Richmond that leads students on pilgrimage to various parts of the world three times a year.